I often see many young people playing on their PSPs while travelling on public transports. So engrossed in their cyber worlds that they are oblivious to their surroundings. For solo travellers, I understand the need to pass the time with this handy device. However, I have also noticed young children travelling with their families being entertained by their electronic toys instead of passing the time by engaging in a conversation with their carers.
Don't get me wrong, modern technology has made many positive impacts on our standard of living. Just last month, courtesy of Facebook, I was able to reunite with my primary school friends, whom I have lost complete touch with for the last decade and a half. Now, without technology, I probably would never see these people again. So unlike those electronic devices, technology can also act as a bridge, linking people together through cyber space.
Technology is a blessing when used appropriately, but it can equally turn into a nuisance when the user turns into an addict. At the end of the day, it's a question of self-discipline. I know I need to work on self-control when it comes to surfing the internet! Funnily enough, I'm resisting the addiction cord-cutting technique with Archangel Michael and Raphael; perhaps I'm not quite ready to let this one go yet. I wonder what I'm holding on to?